Bechtel to build Cutlass Solar project in Texas; 140 MW for Houston Zone


Bechtel will be the company to complete the engineering, procurement and construction of a 140-megawatt solar project in Texas, that would support the state to power homes and businesses. Advanced Power was the company that selected Bechtel for the task.

Firstly, the solar project awarded to Bechtel is the Cutlass Solar project; that would, as said above, support with 140 MW/dc to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas; particularly for the Houston Zone. Such power will be enough to bring electricity to 15,000 homes with zero-carbon power.

Secondly, the solar facility will locate on a 700-acre site and will employ more than 200 people at its peak. It will start commercial operations in 2022, and it will help save around 300,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Thirdly, this is not the first project of the company in partnership with Advanced Power. In fact, it is the fourth. Both companies are currently constructing the South Field Energy Facility in Ohio; previously, they completed the Cricket Valley Energy Center and the Carroll County Energy Facility using natural gas.

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The fourth project of Bechtel and Advanced Power; advancing in sustainable future

Moreover, Kelvin Sims, general manager, Bechtel Infrastructure Americas, said. “Working in support of Advanced Power, millions of homes are now powered by low-carbon alternatives. We are also delighted to continue this partnership to build renewable solutions for communities and to meet the energy transition targets of our country.”

In addition, Tom Spang, chief executive officer of Advanced Power. Remarked. “The Cutlass Solar Project represents the next chapter for our organization; as we continue to work to advance a sustainable energy future. We are also proud to have Bechtel on this journey and to build off existing solar expertise.”

Consequently, Bechtel and Advanced Power, through this fourth project in partnership, are advancing in their energy transition agendas. Indeed, both companies are committed to low-carbon energy as part of the worldwide mission to reduce emissions.

Finally, the company’s statement concluded. “With partners like Advanced Power leading the way, our teams can determine new solutions to rising to this critically important challenge.” Bechtel has more than a 100 years of experience and has developed more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents.

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